Review: Fire Rising (Dark Kings #2) by Donna Grant

September 25, 2014 Review 0

Review: Fire Rising (Dark Kings #2) by Donna Grant

Tristan, the newest Dragon King, is having a tough time fitting in. Despite his ability to transform into a proud, strong dragon at will, no one knows where he came from or how he became a Dragon King, including himself. When trouble arises in the form of the mob, Tristan is going to have to put aside his questions and band with the other Dragon Kings to protect Dreagan. As if things weren’t complicated enough, he is about to find something worth fighting for more important than the Dragon Kings…

Sammie Miller, pub owner in Oban, has been scorned by her business partner—and former lover. Used as a front for money laundering with the mob, Sammie is in great danger once she realizes what has happened. Barely escaping, she plans to rest at Dreagan for only a day before going back on the run. When Tristan swears to protect her, Sammie thinks his efforts will be in vain—the mob is too powerful, and it will take more than the average man’s devotion to keep her safe. But the closer she gets to Tristan, and the more he learns his secrets, Sammie can’t deny that having a Dragon King who worships you, body and soul, isn’t such a bad thing.

Title: Fire Rising
Author: Donna Grant
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Midnight's Lover, Midnight's Seduction, Midnight's Warrior, Midnight's Kiss Part I
Series: Dark Kings
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Darkest Flame, Dawn's Desire, Burning Desire, Hot Blooded
Published by St Martin's
Source: Purchased for Self
Published: June 3, 2014
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 384
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Stars: five-stars
Flames: three-flames

This is the Dragon King book I have been waiting for. Tristan and his past and knowing exactly who he was has had my interest piqued since the moment he fell from the sky and into the lives of all those who inhabit Dreagan. There are so many questions surrounding Tristan how can one not be beyond curious.

Since the moment Sammi found out she had a half sister she has been in avoidance mode. Sammi knows the pain and hurt of loss. She has resigned herself as a loner. The fewer attachments to more likely she is never to experience loss again. She is fine with this until she becomes a target. On the run she can only think of one truly safe place. That safe place puts her having to form a relationship with her sister and in direct sights of a man that is so much more than just a man.

It doesn’t take Tristan long before he realizes that Sammi causes something interesting to happen to him quite often when he is in her presence. He notices that touching her causes him to have brief glimpses into something that he has been trying to avoid. The more trouble that plaques Sammi the more Tristan is put into a place that he has been trying to avoid. It seems that fate really wants Tristan to know things that he can only avoid for so long.

As with all of Donna Grant’s Dark Swords, Dark Warriors, and Dark Kings books I am so pleased that I get to still read the lives of so many of the characters from the past books. She never gives them little roles either. They always seems to have very active roles within whatever is going on. The battles are constant and her characters know that working together is the only way to fight the evil that plagues them.

My only disappointment was that there were a couple of questions that were not answered. Something Sammi does raises some questions about why she was able to do it. There was never any light shed on this. It might be something that will be brought up in a later book, but I would have liked to have known more now. When it comes to Tristan there are several huge questions. Some are really obvious. I suppose any book that I enjoy in a world that I love I always want more of everything. So of course I wanted more answers.

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